Now after this foal Im facing the question of whether or not I would like to breed her again this year.... One side is saying, sure, why not?? Yeck I love babies! Then the other side is saying, But what about getting her career as a show horse on the move? Such tough decisions!
If I do decide to breed I have selected two stallions so far that would compliment my mares weaker spots and give me a 'better' foal. Im interested in getting a better Halter baby next time around. This foal is more for performance than anything else.
#1: Skips Sparkle Man Jr (son of the stallion I bred my mare to this time!) Jr as he is affectionately called is more of a Halter type guy, but could go performance too. He is Impressive/SKipper W lined while my mare is Mr. Impressive and Skipper W way back. He is 15.2h, 4yrs old. This is his first year standing at stud.
#2: "Flit" is a 15.3h, 3yr old Chestnut Overo. He is very halter type too, and has a wonderful extended trot. (something my mare needs work with lol). He has Bonanza, Conclusive lines I believe. Have to double check. This is also his first year standing as well.
Both stallions are very close to me, Jr lives about 10minutes from here and Flit is just up the street lol. Both the stud fees are $500. Should I be concerned about Lethal White Foals with the Overo stud?? My mare is cremello Tobiano (her sire is Palomino Overo, Dam Palomino Tobiano)
Im also thinking of getting a TB mare. She is 16.3h dark bay no white markings. She is registered. Her only problem is she isnt sound for riding. Which doesnt bother me at all. She is sound for breeding though. The bonus to it is she is free.
I havent met her yet to find out exactly whats wrong with her. But I plan on going to have a look at her soon. What do you guys think? So far she seems ok... and I'll be having second and third opinions when I go see her lol. Im taking my trainer and farrier. The owner said something about her hoof.. all I know is she needs front shoes on all the time. The reason Im bringing my farrier lol so he can give me details on the issues with her hooves. My trainer has been working with horses for over 20yrs so he'll be there to help me out too.
If I were to get her I planned on having her bred to my Appaloosa colt when he is ready. Yay! That will be a nice performance baby delux! Ive also heard that TBs are more prone to having problems while foaling??